Yes, I am still (virtually) in Sweden. That is the fun part of painting with The Virtual Paintout Blog…I can “armchair travel”, or more specifically, office chair travel. Finding the perfect street view scene is half the fun, because I get to see parts of a country that I may never get to see in real life. This time, I found three scenes I wanted to paint.
The Boathouse in Sweden – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand gessobord (SOLD, thank you!)
It’s got all the great elements that I love…those cool things that keep you traveling around a painting…the resting row boats, the red roof of the boat house, the blue of the water, and the puffy clouds in the sky. I really LOVE painting the layers, that is the fun part of landscape painting. Buildings are always a challenge for me…you know, those pesky straight lines are never my “thing”. But I love seeing structures in landscape paintings, and so I practice, practice, practice. And for my virtual Sweden paintings, they each have a structure…and each have that pop of red. Actually, they all have similar colors, since I painted them on the easel together. Painting in multiples IS my “thing”.
“The Boathouse in Sweden” is now available in my online art shop.